Blue Jays at Braves 7/11/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Toronto Blue Jays vs. Atlanta Braves
MLB: 7:35 PM EST
Jul. 11, 2018
Latest Odds : ATL -155 O/U 8.5
The Toronto Blue Jays play the second game of an interleague series on the road Wednesday against the Atlanta Braves. Toronto was off Monday, but lost its second straight game Sunday falling to the New York Yankees in 10 innings 2-1. The Blue Jays are 20 ½ games behind first place Boston in the American League East.
The Braves were off Monday as well prior to hosting the Blue Jays. Atlanta lost Sunday to the Milwaukee Brewers 10-3 for its fifth loss in its last six games. The Braves remain tied for first place in the National League East with the Philadelphia Phillies. Braves pitching allowed three home runs in their loss Sunday to the Brewers.
Teoscar Hernandez leads the Blue Jays with a .258 batting average. Yangervis Solarte leads the team in hits with 85, home runs with 16 and RBIs with 48. Toronto has a team batting average of .236, while opposing hitters are averaging .258 at the plate against Blue Jays pitching. On Wednesday, the Blue Jays will send Sam Gaviglio to the mound. The right-hander this season is 2-2 with an ERA of 3.81, 51 Ks and 17 BBs.
Nick Markakis leads Atlanta with a .322 batting average and a team high in hits with 113. Ozzie Albies is the Braves leader in home runs with 18, while Freddie Freeman leads in RBIs with 59. Atlanta has a team batting average of .259 while opposing hitters are averaging .231 at the plate against Braves pitching. Atlanta has not yet announced its starting pitcher for Wednesday game against Toronto.
Recent Betting Trends:
Toronto has lost 5 of its last 7 games played
The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Blue Jays last 5 interleague games
Atlanta has lost 5 of its last 6 games played
The OVER has cashed in 8 of the Braves last 10 interleague games
Free Betting Pick: Atlanta Braves -155
Toronto plays below .500 ball at home (24-26) while the Braves are above .500 on the road (27-22). The Blue Jays have lost 12 of their last 16 games on the road. Atlanta has won 7 of its last 10 against AL East teams. Final Score Prediction, Atlanta Braves win in lopsided blowout 6-2.